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As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
ABB Configures IRB 1100 for Wet, Dusty Environments
ABB has introduced a harsh environment version of its IRB 1100 robot and OmniCore controller designed with enhanced protection against water and dust.
Robots Get Hand-Eye Coordination
Artificial vision, touch and intelligence help collaborative robots cope with the unpredictable.
ABB Has Extended Its CP600 Control Platform for Extreme Environments
ABB has expanded upon the current CP600 control platform to provide a human-machine interface (HMI) for high-end applications and challenging installations.
Robot Controllers Ease Interconnectivity
ABB’s OmniCore robot controller family offers broad motion control options for the connected shop floor.
Robotic Cells Enable Automated Tending of Parts
IMTS 2018: ABB Robotics’ FlexLoader FP 300 and SC 3000 machine tool tending cells feature a six-axis robot customized to the reach and payload requirements of specific applications.
A 3D white-light scanning sensor mounted to an industrial robot enables accurate, unattended part inspection.
ABB, IBM Partner to Combine Automation, AI for Manufacturing
The partnership is intended to provide Internet-of-Things platforms combining ABB Ability and IBM Watson for such applications as automated quality control.
Robotic Cell for Handling Gears
The less manual handling of a gear before and after the heat-treating process, the better. This robotic gear-handling cell automates this critical stage, increasing both safety and part quality.
Reshoring, Robots and the New Factory Floor
Plastics processors are adopting robotics in a major way to compensate for a dwindling talent pool and reshored jobs.
Robots Increase Automotive Component Production
Auto parts manufacturer DAU Componentes in Burgos, Spain increases shop efficiencies by using robotics to automate loading and unloading of workpieces into CNC machines.
ABB Robotics Offers Education Package
Teachers at qualifying schools can receive training and course materials to teach robotics.
Software designed for simulating and controlling machine-tending robots can help avoid collisions, protect equipment and simplify the setup of automated cells.
Software Combination Enables Machine-Tending Robot Cell Simulation
ABB Robotics offers two flexible, easy-to-use programs for 3D simulation, validation and optimization of factors such as cycle times, postprocessing capabilities and collision risks.
Machining Cell Helps Bolster Local Industry
A two-machine cell consisting of a turn-mill and surface grinder from Chevalier Machinery, both serviced by an industrial robot from ABB Robotics, play a key role in a San Antonio research and education institution’s mission to strengthen the local manufacturing sector.